Jordan Carter received her MFA in Fiction from West Virginia University where she served as the Fiction Editor for Cheat River Review and as the Assistant to the Director of the West Virginia Writers' Workshop. Her short story "Nymphs" is the second-place winner of the West Virginia Fiction Competition and appears in The Anthology of Appalachian Writers. Her academic research explores power and privilege relations and the ways in which these shape identity positions in Appalachia and beyond. In Fall of 2019, she served as a teaching assistant for an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program course at SCI Fayette, where she is currently a member of the Appalachian Community Think Tank. She teaches composition and creative writing.
Natalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia. She received her MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and currently teaches writing and literature. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review Online, Willow Springs Review, Appalachian Heritage and other literary journals. Natalie serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers and runs the high school portion of the West Virginia Writers Workshop. Her first book, The Sound of Holding Your Breath, came out in November 2018 from West Virginia University Press.